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Definition of the verb introduce

What does introduce mean as a doing word?

Introduce is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: introduced | introducing | introduces

  1. cause to come to know personally
    • example: introduce the new neighbors to the community
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient, plural]John opposed the two ideas
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient 1] to [Patient 2]John introduced Mary to me
      [Patient, plural] [Verb] [Adverb]Eggs mix well | The pieces interconnect easily | These computers connected well
      [Patient 1] [Verb] [Adverb] with [Patient 2]Folk songs alternate well with pop songs

      Verbs of Combining (with the same syntax): figure.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of introduce: acquaint / present
    • more generic word: inform = impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to
    • more specific terms:
      • re-introduce / reintroduce = introduce anew
      • present = formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc.
      • bring out = bring before the public for the first time, as of an actor, song, etc.
  2. bring something new to an environment
    • example: A new word processor was introduced
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • synonym of introduce: innovate
    • more generic words: initiate / pioneer = take the lead or initiative in
    • more specific terms:
  3. place, fit, or thrust (something) into another thing
  4. bring in a new person or object into a familiar environment
    • example: The new secretary introduced a nasty rumor
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonym of introduce: bring in
    • more specific words:
      • immigrate = introduce or send as immigrants
      • track = carry on the feet and deposit
      • insinuate = introduce or insert (oneself) in a subtle manner
  5. bring in or establish in a new place or environment
    • examples: introduce a rule | introduce exotic fruits
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • more generic words: establish / give = bring about
    • more specific word: interpose = introduce
  6. put or introduce into something
  7. bring before the public for the first time, as of an actor, song, etc.
  8. put before (a body)
    • example: introduce legislation
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic words: project / propose = present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc.
  9. furnish with a preface or introduction
  10. be a precursor of

Alternative definition of the verb introduce


  1. [transitive, of people] To cause (someone) to be acquainted (with someone else).
  2. [transitive] To make (something or someone) known by formal announcement or recommendation.
  3. [transitive] To add (something) to a system, a mixture, or a container.
  4. [transitive] To bring (something) into practice.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for introduce

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Google previewMedical Review of Reviews (1905)

One reason for its being such a difficult theory to introduce is that physicians have so long been accustomed to look upon various troubles of the eyes as resulting from diseases of the general systems that it is difficult for them to believe that the ...

Google previewExoplanetary Atmospheres (2017)

Theoretical Concepts and Foundations by Kevin Heng

The first fluid number we will introduce is the Knudsen number, Kn ≡ l mfpl, (8.20 ) where l is the characteristic length scale on which we are examining the system. If Kn ≪1, then it is reasonable to regard the system as being a fluid and study it ...

Google previewSpace, Time, and Gravity (1992)

The Theory of the Big Bang and Black Holes by Robert M. Wald

The first concept we need to introduce is that of ...

Google previewFrom Atoms to Galaxies (2010)

A Conceptual Physics Approach to Scientific Awareness by Sadri Hassani

The first such quantity we wish to introduce is the generalization of ordinary velocity, and in order to understand the generalization, we have to look at the ordinary velocity from a new perspective. Terry travels from Bloomington, Illinois to ...

Google previewHistorical Interpretations of the “Fifth Empire” (2010)

The Dynamics of Periodization from Daniel to António Vieira, S.J. by Maria Ana T. Valdez

Revelation seems to introduce is a twofold eschaton, namely, when it refers to the existence of two resurrections and, as we can therefore infer, two judgements. 10 The concept of resurrection is a relatively new concept, since the first clear ...

Google previewA Valency Dictionary of English (2004)

A Corpus-based Analysis of the Complementation Patterns of English Verbs, Nouns, and Adjectives by Thomas Herbst

Francis is keen to introduce some younger players into a squad whose average age is over 30. The National Curriculum is being introduced into schools in England and Wales. Q1 + NP + onto N B At least a new tough 35m slide sorter has ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

machination, plot, puzzle, rivet, romance, scheme intrinsic: basic, essential, fundamental, genuine, inborn, inbred, ingrained, inherent, inmost, innate, inner, nat- ice, natural, necessary, real, true intrinsic nature: essence introduce: announce, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Library and Information Science (1982)

Volume 33 - The Wellesley College Library to Zoological Literature: A Review by Allen Kent, Harold Lancour, Jay E. Daily

To introduce the student to the specific social, cultural, informational and recreational needs of contemporary society that can be entirely or partially met by library services. III. To introduce the student to the theory, principles and techniques of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sports Management and Marketing (2011)

by Linda E. Swayne, Mark Dodds

In addition to the intrinsic sampling error, the actual data collection process will introduce additional errors. These errors are called nonsampling errors. Some nonsampling errors may be intentional on the part of the interviewer, who may ...

Google previewInheritance, Defaults and the Lexicon (2006)

by Ted Briscoe, Ann Copestake, Valeria de Paiva

We first introduce our use of defaults infonnally and illustrate the sort of taxonomic data that motivated the design of our system. We then discuss some of the fonnal issues involved in introducing defaults into the representation language.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Quotations in Cognitive Science (2000)

A Treasury of Quotations in Psychology, Philosophy, and Artificial Intelligence by Morton Wagman

ROBOT The Temptation to Introduce an Entelechy into a Robot Regard . . . the behaving organism as a completely self-maintaining robot, constructed of materials as unlike ourselves as may be. In doing this it is not necessary to attempt the ...

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Quotes about introduce

Anecdotes and maxims are rich treasures to the man of the world, for he knows how to introduce the former at fit place in conversation. (Goethe)
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Scrabble value of I1N1T1R1O1D2U1C3E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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